Maharajganj: Seeking to woo Muslim
voters in Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary Rahul
Gandhi on Wednesday said the UPA government has initiated several
welfare schemes for the community but they have not been
properly implemented in the state.
"The UPA government has initiated scholarships for
Muslim students but they have not been made available to them
in UP," he said while addressing an election rally at Nautanwa
near the Indo-Nepal border here.
Rahul said he was shocked to know that there was only
one `Muslim district magistrate` in the state.
Continuing his tirade against BSP supremo Mayawati and
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, he said these
leaders had "lost touch" with the people.
"Have these leaders visited any village during the past
five years?...they will never understand the problems of the
common people," he said.
The Congress leader alleged that during the past 22
years, successive non-Congress regimes had done nothing for
the state, as a result of which it has lagged behind.
He also listed the flagship schemes of the UPA
government such as MNREGS and RTI, but lamented that the UP
government has not implemented these schemes properly.
Rahul also ridiculed the India Shining slogan of the BJP
and said he failed to understand why this slogan was given as
there was no power or road and many people were still hungry.
He said, "We never make false promises and we do
whatever we promise."